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Haiku for Miyamoto Musashi – Earth

Dedicated to the Book of Five Rings

one hundred haiku

Musashi your voice is mine

I am your wisdom

In this brief volume I have created a series of haiku in classical 5,7,5 meter to celebrate our most profound father and master, Miyamoto Musashi. The inordinate influence of who many consider to be kensei, the sword saint, he uniquely taught us with firm intention in his mind and endeavor the manners, methods and morés that all of humanity should strive to live by.

For whatever reason I interpreted The Book of Five Rings at that point in my life, 1992, is moot. At that time I had studied martial arts for well over thirty-five years along with various translations and interpretations of the work, and I found them lacking a certain spirit. Taking my life experiences in the military, the martial arts, and the other disciplines I pursued, I instinctively and intuitively knew that I had a responsibility to do so. And, so I did.

Savor these haiku. They are dedicated to our Father’s legacy. You know who are his sons and daughters.

Samples:

EARTH

1

ways of strategy

too much to ponder upon

I will have some tea

2

my sword is always

my soul leaps from its scabbard

in my self is truth

3

study carpentry

materials of your sword

why they are the same

©SFKaufman 2012

For more info on the author, visit: http://www.hanshi.com

 

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